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The Young Republicans is an organization for members of the Republican Party of the United States between the ages of 18 and 40. It has both a national organization and chapters in individual states.
Young Republican Clubs are both social and political in nature. Many of them sponsor various social events and networking events for members. In addition, Young Republican Clubs assist Republican political candidates and causes. There are many examples of Young Republicans seeking and winning elective office.
The oldest Young Republican club in the country is the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. in New York City.
The Young Republican National Federation (YRNF) has limited control over its State Federations. A few states, including Montana, act as both a state & local chapter, while a majority of states, including Texas & California, grant strong autonomy to individual clubs. Some Federations include a Regional Chair to handle issues of clubs in the same city or plan larger events in a particular part of the state.
State Federations elect a Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, National Committee Man & National Committee Woman. Depending on the state, Vice-Chair, Immediate Past Chair, or other Directors are also elected to form the Executive Committee.
Voting rights at State Meetings are giving to each member of the Executive Committee, as well as Regional Chairs and Club Presidents. The State Chair, National Committee Man, and National Committee Women serve on the National Governing Board and elect U.S. Regional Directors, a National Chair, Co-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, assistants, and others.
Most clubs are allowed to form after having a small group of active members, those who pay club dues and are under 41 years of age, and by having the club pay a fee to its state governing body on an annual basis.
Presently, the National Federation does not collect dues from either its State Federations or its club members, raising money only through attendance at national events and from private donations. The YRNF is technically not associated with the Republican Party. The YRNF owns the trademark to the term "Young Republican" and the YRNF logo.
On June 3, 2006, the Florida Federation of Young Republicans officially adopted "Florida Federation of Young Professional Republicans" as an alternative name for promotions in a move to target Republicans who are beyond their mid-twenties. It is the first state federation to adopt such a name change.
At the Montana Republican State Convention in June 2006, the Montana Young Republicans changed their name to the Montana Republican Young Professionals.
National Convention of Young Republicans
The 2011 Young Republican National Convention will be held in the American Territory of Puerto Rico. Conventions are held every two years. The 2009 Convention was held in Indianapolis, IN.
As of the 2009 National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, the YRNF Executive Committee consists of:
- Chairman: Audra Shay of Louisiana
- Co-Chairman: Lisa Stickan of Ohio
- Vice-Chairman At-Large: Jason Weingartner of New York
- Secretary: Chelsea Chapman of Texas
- Treasurer: Kelly Arnold of Kansas
- Auditor: Dennis Cook of Illinois
- Assistant Secretary: Daniel Kinnamon of Indiana
- Assistant Treasurer: Dr. Dana Gordon of Georgia
- Midwest Region Vice-Chairman: Stuart Foster of Michigan
- Northeast Region Vice Chairman: Kerry Sullivan of Maine
- South Region Vice Chairman: Rueben Watkins of Tennessee
- West Region Vice Chairman: John K. Milanovich of Montana
- State Chairman's Association Chairman: Jennifer Rodriguez of California
At the November 2009 Kansas City Board meeting Ruben Watkins resigned as South Region Vice-Chairman, the position was temporarily filled by Adam Roth of Virginia until a permanent replacement is elected at the New Orleans Board meeting in April 2010.
Young Republican alumni
- Steve Bartlett, former US Congressman from Texas
- Aaron Bean, Florida State Representative
- Robin Leo Beard Jr, former Tennessee Congressman
- Bill Brock, former Tennessee U.S. Senator, Republican National Committee Chairman, Secretary of Labor, Ambassador
- Joe Bruno, Majority Leader, New York State Senate
- Jeb Bush, former Florida Governor
- Terry Campo, YRNF Chairman (1989–1991) and now lawyer in DC
- Dean Cannon, Florida State Representative (Speaker Designee)
- John Cornyn, Texas U.S. Senator
- Charlie Crist, Florida Governor
- Jim DeCesare, Kentucky State Representative
- Chris Dorworth, Florida State Representative
- Mike Duncan, RNC Chairman, former Kentucky YR Chairman
- Eric Eisnaugle, Florida State Representative
- Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., former Chairman, Republican National Committee
- Louis Frey former Florida Congressman
- Charles C. Garside, former acting President of the State University of New York
- Enid Greene, YRNF Chairman (1991–1993), Utah Congresswoman
- Adam Hasner, Florida State Representative
- Marilyn Hudson, YRNF Chairman (1985–1987) from Kansas
- Charles M. Iavarone, former Town Supervisor, Salina, New York
- Richard Jacobs, YRNF Chairman (1987–1989) from Tennessee
- Eric Jergenson, former State Chairman from Utah and now City Council Member in Salt Lake City
- Stephen Lance, Mayor, Blairstown Township, New Jersey
- Michael B. Lavery, Mayor, Hackettstown, New Jersey
- Donald Lukens, YRNF Chairman (1963–1965), Ohio Congressman
- Wes Marsh, Arizona State Representative
- Kevin McCarthy, YRNF Chairman (1999–2001), California Congressman
- Bill McCollum, Florida Attorney General, former U.S. Congressman
- Patrick McHenry, North Carolina Congressman
- John Mica, Florida Congressman
- Jason Murphey, Oklahoma State Representative
- Glenn Murphy Jr., former National Chair
- Declan O'Scanlon, New Jersey State Assemblyman 
- Tim Pawlenty, Governor of Minnesota
- Adam Putnam, Florida Congressman
- David Rivera, Florida State Representative
- Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania US Senator
- Roger Stone, YRNF Chairman (1977–1979), political consultant
- Don Sundquist, former Tennessee Governor
- John E. Sununu, former New Hampshire U.S. Senator
- Mauricio J. Tamargo Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
- Robert C. Tapella, 25th Public Printer of the United States
- John Tobia, Florida State Representative
- John M. Traier, former New Jersey State Banking Commissioner
- Tom R. Van Sickle, YRNF Chairman (1965–1967), Kansas State Senator
- David Vitter, Louisiana U.S. Senator
- Christie Todd Whitman, former New Jersey Governor, former United States Environmental Protection Agency Director
- Bill Young, Florida Congressman
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